Amid Coronavirus, Queen Letizia of Spain is working from home and keeping up with many charitable organizations. Today Letizia and King Felipe held a video call with Project Home Balears – an organization dedicated to preventing, attending to, and responding to problems caused by addictions in Balearic society.
The couple learned about the work of this social entity is carrying out to face the consequences of COVID-19. This organization cares for people affected by addictions through research and development of prevention and therapy programs, combining individualized and group intervention to offer an effective and adapted alternative to the people affected and their family environment, to achieve their autonomy, growth personal and an adequate socio-labour integration.
Then Queen Letizia held a video conference with SOS Children’s Village in Spain. Letizia has spoken with directors of Aldeas Infantiles SOS Spain to learn about the impact of the epidemic on the group of children and youth in vulnerable situations that this organization serves. Recently Letizia met with the delegation of SOS village in February this year during Palace Audience.
In response to the health crisis caused by the pandemic, SOS Children’s Villages has implemented plans that aim to guarantee the continued accompaniment and physical and emotional well-being of the thousands of children, youth and families that it serves daily through its programs. in the current and difficult circumstances. In addition, it has created a telematic psychological attention service for its professionals, aimed at taking care of the mental health of those who work on the front line with children and families most in need, at such a difficult time.
After that, Queen Letizia once again joined King Felipe for a virtual meeting with the President of the Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodation (CEHAT) and of the Hotel and Extra-Hotel Association of Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro (ASHOTEL)to learn about the consequences of the closure of hotels and tourist accommodation to combat the epidemic of COVID-19.
They discussed their future, as they fear that many Spanish regions will suffer the almost complete loss of the summer tourist season. The hotel business association hopes that measures will be taken to prevent many companies in the sector from being able to open once the crisis is over, and they are heading for the final closure. This would imply the destruction of the business fabric made up of 90% by SMEs and a small number of large hotel companies.
When the health crisis is over, mobility will take time to return to its normal growth rate, according to CEHAT officials, who estimate that the majority of the Spanish sector will have to work at a loss for a certain time to capture and retain loyalty. again, to tourists.
For today’s meetings, once again Letizia wore a black blazer suit and a grey sweater with her black Boss Lara loafers.
The couple was busy on Saturday also. King Felipe and Queen Letizia talked to the hospital authorities of Andalusia in Seville and Malaga. Both centers have 15,300 professionals and a usual capacity of more than 2,000 beds, which places them in the two largest in Andalusia and among the 10 largest in all of Spain.
Then the couple talked to the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. They have discussed the situation in both countries, in Europe and globally. Analyzing the effects of the pandemic and expectations at the European level and on the future world stage.
Next the couple talked to the authorities of three other Autonomous Communities: Aragon, Valencian Community and Region of Murcia. The calls made this morning have been to the directors of these three centres: Alicante University General Hospital, “Virgen de la Arrixaca” University Clinical Hospital of Murcia, “Lozano Blesa” Clinical University Hospital of Zaragoza.
Last, the royal couple had a telephonic conversation with the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. They received minute information on the effects of COVID-19 Worldwide. From WHO headquarters in Geneva, the concern is expressed about the serious situation created by the global spread of COVID-19 and the need to keep active joint efforts against the pandemic. WHO continues to actively work on the “Solidarity Trial” program. ”, With which the route to achieve effective drugs against the virus is attempted.